Anna Nicole Smith Case Heads to U.S. Supreme Court

It is the second time the court is hearing arguments in the ongoing legal dispute

anna nicole smithThe U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday it will once again hear a case involving the ongoing feud over Anna Nicole Smith and her elderly husband's fortune.

The court will decide whether Smith's estate is entitled to part of the fortune that the former Playboy model, who died in 2007, sought from her late Texas oil baron husband, Reuters reported Tuesday.

Smith married J. Howard Marshall in 1994 when she was 26 and he was 89.

The Supreme Court in 2006 gave Smith another chance to try to collect the millions of dollars she said that her late husband had promised her before his death after 14 months of marriage.

But a U.S. appeals court in California ruled in March that Smith's estate could get none of the $300 million that she had sought. It was a victory for the estate of Pierce Marshall, the son of the Texas oil tycoon who was worth an estimated $1.6 billion; Pierce Marshall died in 2006.

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